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PRAA (Puerto Rican Arts Alliance) is honored to present to you some of the most prominent local music artists from Chicago at Noche Caribeña on August 12, 2023, at the Lake Stage in Polk Bros Park.
In partnership with Navy Pier, this summertime event is FREE and open to the public. Featured are Cuatristas along with international and local artists with their groups, as well as up and coming musicians.
This concert offers guests multiple music genres including Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean folk, popular Latin American, big band, salsa, ballads, bomba and plena interpretations. Set with a backdrop of Navy Pier, spectacular views of Chicago and the resonances of music draw Chicago residents and visitors for an enjoyable evening concert.
Featuring Gerardo Rivas: Gerardo Rivas is a well-known salsero, a salsa musician, who had written hits such as Ella Es Loca Con Mi Salsa and A Derretir El Hielo. Gerardo Rivas is the son of Jerry Rivas, singer for more than 40 years of El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.
With an opening performance by Roy McGrath: Roy McGrath is a Chicago based tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and educated in Boston, New Orleans and Chicago, Roy brings to bear these diverse influences in his playing and composing. In addition to leading and recording with his own jazz ensembles, he is a member of several others and an in-demand player in the city’s jazz, funk, Latin jazz and salsa scenes.